Jason Russell

    Hometown:
    Corsicana, Texas

    High School:
    Kerens '06

    Last College:
    Sam Houston State '10; Louisiana Tech '12

    Position:
    Assistant Sports Performance Coach

    Joined Houston:
    July 2014

    Jason Russell

    07/14/2014

    Athletics Welcomes Jason Russell as Sports Performance Coach

    Will work closely with Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Golf programs

    Jason Russell joined the University of Houston Men's Basketball program as its sports performance coach in July 2014.

    Russell, who is a native of Corsicana, Texas, came to Houston after working for the last year and a half as assistant strength and conditioning coach at California. While in Berkeley, Russell directed the strength and conditioning program from the Women's Gymnastics team and assisted with the Football team.

    He joined the Louisiana Tech strength and conditioning staff in June 2011, working with the Men's Basketball team and assisting with the Football program.

    JASON RUSSELL
    Full Name Jason L. Russell
    Hometown Corsicana, Texas
    College Sam Houston State '10;
    Louisiana Tech '12
    Family Single
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Year Team, Position
    2014 - Houston, Sports Performance Coach
    2013-14 California, Assistant Strength
    & Conditioning Coach
    2012-13 Louisiana Tech, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
    2011-12 Louisiana Tech, Graduate Assistant Strength
    & Conditioning Coach
    PLAYING EXPERIENCE
    Year Team, Position
    2008-11 Sam Houston State Track & Field Team
    • 3-Year Letterman
    • 2011 All-Southland Conference Second Team
    in weight throw
    • Team captain
    • 2010 Southland Conference
    All-Academic Team
    • 2010 Dean's List

    Prior to that, Russell served as a volunteer assistant coach and intern at Sam Houston State for nearly three years. There, he worked with the Men's and Women's Golf teams and assisted with the Football and other sports programs.

    Russell was a three-year letterman on the Sam Houston State track and field team, competing in the shot put, hammer and weight throw from 2009 to 2011. He was an All-Southland Conference Second-Team performer in the weight throw and as a team captain and was a member of the Southland Conference All-Academic Team.

    He received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Sam Houston State in 2010 and earned his master's degree in sports performance from Louisiana Tech in 2012.

    Russell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

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